Our strategic approach to workforce planning uses a systematic process for identifying, acquiring, developing, and retaining employees to meet the needs of your organization. It requires leadership; clearly articulated vision, mission, and strategic objectives; and cooperative, supportive efforts of staff in several functional areas. Workforce planning is a collaborative, inclusive, information sharing process that draws together program management, strategic planning, budget, human resources, and program staff. This planning sets your organizational direction and articulates measurable program goals and objectives. The budget operationalizes your strategic plans for the budget period. Human resources provides tools for identifying competencies needed in the workforce, as well as recruiting, developing, and training employees to build the workforce of the future.